Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” during an interview with NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel, a senior official at China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Lu Kang, wanted to make it “100 percent” clear to President Donald Trump that the one China policy is not negotiable.
Partial transcript as follows:
ENGEL: How would China respond if the U.S. takes more steps, if President Trump takes more steps to recognize Taiwan?
KANG: I’m not here to prejudge anything, but we made our positions very clear. Two points. First, this one China policy has been the fundamental basis for China-American relationship. Second, because this issue touches upon China’s core interests, by no means this is something that could be negotiated or as a bargaining chip.
ENGEL: So that sounds like there’s no room for discussion from your perspective on that?
KANG: One China policy.
ENGEL: 100 percent?
KANG: 100 percent
(h/t RCP Video)
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